Re: [Evolution-hackers] "Edit As New Message"

Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
On Mon, 2004-09-13 at 14:57 -0400, William Jon McCann wrote:

Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:

the rationale is:

- if it's not sent by you, then you shouldn't be editing it

What is your reasoning?

do you edit magazine articles you get in the mail? no.

If I am a copy editor I do... Evolution isn't in the business of copyright law. There are people here who use this function all the time (and legally). It can be used for ad hoc collaboration by bouncing an edited message back and forth. It can be used to forward messages after editing out unnecessary noise. It can be used to forward and/or save messages without large attachments.

Those are some of my reasons for asking.

if you didn't write it, it's not yours to edit.

That just doesn't seem correct at all.

- evolution's composer is not capable of handling all mime structures
(it's an impossible task)

also, there exists an option Actions->Forward->Redirect for at least
some of the needs you brought up.

a possible work-around for your "I store my sent mail and/or templates
in other fodlers sometimes" could be to tag them with the \Drafts flag
and have Evolution check that rather than simply limiting to Sent/Drafts
folders for "Edit as New" functionality.

Another thing that I've seen many people using "Edit as New" for is saving messages after removing large attachments. Is there another way to do this?

this is no reason to change the behaviour of Edit-as-New

I guess I don't even deserve a complete sentence.  Thanks.


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